Enterobius granuloma: an unusual cause of omental mass in an 11-year-old girl


Kilic S., EKİNCİ S. , ORHAN D. , ŞENOCAK M. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, no.2, pp.189-191, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-191

Abstract

Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) is the only nematode that infects humans. It is one of the most common intestinal parasites. Pinworm commonly infests the terminal ileum and colon, and does not cause severe morbidity unless ectopic infection occurs. However, granulomatous lesions caused by ectopic Enterobius vermicularis infection may lead to unusual clinical symptoms and may be misinterpreted as malignant lesions. Herein, the authors present an 11-year-old girl with pinworm infection who presented with abdominal pain and an omental mass, with special emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment.